Member of Parliament for Kandara constituency Alice Wahome has urged the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe to call for mandatory quarantine to avoid the spread of coronavirus. This comes after confirmation of another 8 cases who have tested positive bringing the number to 15.
“Hon Minister CS Mutahi Kagwe, Self quarantine is not being observed; you have evidence in your hands, the case for Kilifi Deputy Governor. You have closed borders and no flights from Wednesday, I suggest forced quarantine between tonight and Wednesday”, wrote Wahome on her twitter handle.
Total lockdown is an emergency protocol used to prevent people from leaving an area in this case their homes. The protocol is usually initiated by someone in a position of authority like the Health CS.
Italy and other countries have already enacted total lock-down due to high cases of the virus but Pakistan through Prime Minister Imran Kahn rejected the proposal for the complete lock-down to combat the coronavirus outbreak arguing that state-imposed curfew is not possible in the country as a good number of its population is below the poverty line and survives on daily wages.
Many Kenyans survive on a dollar a day or less and depends on daily income some still surfacing loans and a drift from their daily activities may be a tragedy to the economy and their lives. Health is also a paramount in order to conduct those businesses.
Ministry of health urge people stay at home and avoid crowd and also wash hand regularly with flowing water, soap and sanitizer and observing general hygiene.